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Old 08-16-2008, 11:24 AM
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Anyone have any suggestions for a one or two-day return trip out of Austin by train? I have a couple of visitors from overseas who'd like to do some traveling.

San Antonio would be good but the train times are all wrong.

Anywhere else that is no more than 3 (maybe 4) hours by train but a good place to spend a day or two?

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Old 08-16-2008, 12:34 PM
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Old 08-16-2008, 04:32 PM
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Yeah, you can take Amtrak to Dallas and surrounding areas.
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Old 08-16-2008, 06:29 PM
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I took the Amtrak from Temple to Dallas. The thing was not less than 30 minutes late getting to Temple, makes frequent 'cool down' stops out there, in the middle of nowhere. Actually, stops to let freight trains pass by. Temple to Dallas is a two hour drive but took at least five hours on the Amtrak. I wouldn't suggest it as a pleasure ride for anyone.

It does go to Ft Worth downtown first, sits for about a half hour then on to Dallas, downtown. From Dallas downtown you can take the metro train to lots of cool places including Ft Worth. So, yeah, you can cover lots of DFW from either downtown.

And as I understand, the Amtrak passes through only once daily, coming or going from San Antone to Big D. And was only $17u.s. one way with AAA discount.

For Dallas metro info you can go to DART.org - Dallas Area Rapid Transit (must use the www). From there you can find the Trinity Express link to get to Fort Worth. Runs frequently and includes a stop for the DFW bus.
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